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Pokémon GO adding team-up battles to finally deliver on one of its earliest promises

Almost two years after getting our hopes up, Raid Battles are set to become part of the hit mobile game.

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Travel without a suitcase with 13 packing tips from a Japanese pro

Just breeze past that luggage carousel and go right into your vacation!

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Make your own customized dessert pizza at Max Brenner’s first ever Chocolate Pizza Bar! 【Pics】

Order a custom-made dessert pizza of your dreams at international chocolate retailer Max Brenner’s very first Chocolate Pizza Bar in Harajuku!

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Kimono Project is creating a different kimono to represent every country on Earth【Photos】

Crowdfunding campaign opens for Japanese international friendship initiative’s gorgeous designs.

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The strongest passport in the world! Which nation’s citizens can freely visit the most countries?

The “strongest” and “weakest” passports may surprise you.

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Says messages from overseas admirers “almost make me swoon.”

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Nintendo might be getting ready to release a miniature Super NES Classic Edition

27 years after the first 8-to-16-bit Nintendo video game migration, it might be time to do it all over again, so we called the company to see if they’d give us any more info.

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RocketNews24 is now SoraNews24!

Brand-new name, same great news from Japan and Asia!

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Sailor Moon official fan club taking applications for 2017, with English-language sign-up support

Fans from over 120 countries now have the opportunity to join the Pretty Guardians.

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Nintendo hid a secret message on the Switch’s Pro Controller

Gamers have been searching for secrets in Nintendo games for decades, but this time there’s one waiting for them on the hardware.

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Happy Pokémon Day! Pokémon GO celebrates with debut of special Party Pikachu

Party Pocket Monsters in the game!

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Downloadable content announced for new Legend of Zelda game before the game’s release

While some are excited about the prospect, others… not so much.

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11th annual Mister International contest crowns its most handsome winner【Photos】

Out of the 35 contestants, where does Japan place?

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Want to make sure your Eevee evolves into Umbreon or Espeon in the Pokémon GO update? Here’s how

Because some things in life, like Pokémon training, are too important to leave up to chance.

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Japanese Twitter seems to have no problems with Karlie Kloss’ “geisha” photo shoot

With the controversy over the model’s Vogue photos ongoing, has anyone bothered to check on how Japan feels?

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Publisher of some of Japan’s most popular anime suddenly restricts exports of its Blu-rays, DVDs

If you wanted to buy those Yuri!!! on Ice Blu-rays, you might be out of luck.

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Over 80 new Pocket Monsters being added to Pokémon GO this week【Video】

The Johto region is coming to Pokémon GO this week in the game’s biggest update yet.

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We try making demi-glace sauce with catsup and chocolate【RocketKitchen】

Cooking a special dinner? Try this crazy kitchen hack!

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The Disney/yakuza tattoo mashup you didn’t know you needed today

Talented Japanese dad proves once again that boredom is the mother of invention.

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Japan announces plans to take in 300 Syrian refugees over the next five years

Efforts will double the number of refugees taken in previously.

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